This website monitors the 5G market, assessing progress towards EU policy goals such as the 5G Action Plan, the 5G Security Toolbox and the Digital Decade. We examine issues including 5G coverage; spectrum awards; adoption by new vertical industries like factories and agriculture; and public policies to stimulate 5G’s growth.

Our main focus is 5G in Europe, but we also examine major international markets like the USA, Japan, China and South Korea. Every quarter we produce a detailed report analysing recent developments.

Latest News in Europe

5G Observatory workshop summary now available

Slides from the 4th 5G Observatory stakeholder workshop have also been made available.

79% of Germany now covered by 5G

A new report from the German telecoms regulator suggests that 5G coverage has increased by nearly 10% since July.

Nokia to lead German 6G sensing project

Nokia will lead the KOMSENS-6G project which is funded by the German government.

Romania completes multi-band auction

Romania has sold licences in the 700 MHz, 1500 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.6 GHz bands, yet 24% of the total spectrum remained unsold.

Estonia completes 700 MHz spectrum auction

The country has now awarded 2 out of 3 pioneer 5G spectrum bands.

Deutsche Telekom launches 5G test site at German port

The German mobile operator has begun construction of a private 5G network at the Port of Duisburg.

Latvian 5G defence testbed expands

Both Nokia and Ericsson will launch private networks on the test site.

Three Denmark reaches 70% population coverage

The Danish mobile operator aims to cover 100% of the population by 2023.

Deutsche Telekom to lead 6G AR consortium

The operator is leading the new initiative as part of a wider program funded by the German government.

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Latest News outside Europe

5G Observatory workshop summary now available

Slides from the 4th 5G Observatory stakeholder workshop have also been made available.

Indian companies show interest in private 5G

20 companies have applied for the direct allocation of 5G spectrum from India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

TIM and Nokia deploy private 5G network at brazilian port

Brazilian mobile operator TIM is partnering with Nokia to develop a private 5G network in Brazil’s Santos port.

5G Observatory releases latest quarterly report ahead of workshop on 20th October

The 5G Observatory has published its latest report on the state of 5G developments in the European Union. Its findings will be discussed in an online workshop next week.

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